The Distinguished Service Medal
Congressional Medal of Honor, The Distinguished Service Cross and the Distinguished Service Medal
ISSUED BY THE WAR DEPARTMENT, Since April 6, 1917
Up to and including General Orders, No. 126, War Department, November 11,1919
COMPILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE ARMY, 1919


Awards of Distinguished Service Medal

Arthur Le Roy Bristol, Jr., commander, United States Navy. For exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service as flag secretary to the commander, Cruiser and Transport Fleet.  His close cooperation with the Army authorities in the handling of tropp ships contributed greatly to the successful outcome of our oversea operations.  Address:  Care of the Bureau of Navigation, Navy department, Washington, D.C.  Appointed to Naval Academy from South Carolina.

Johnson Hagood, brigadier general, United States Army.  For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service.  As chief of staff of the services of supply of the American Expeditionary Forces in France his ability for organization, his energy, and his sound judgment were factors in the efficiency of this important branch.  By his marked zeal and aggressiveness he greatly added to the successful administrations of the Services of Supply.  Address:  Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D. C.  Entered Military Academy from South Carolina. (see note below)

Henry Jervey, major general, United States Army.  For especially meritorious and conspicuous service as Director of Operations, General Staff, and as assistant to the Chief of Staff in preparing and executing the plans involving the mobilization of personnel during the war.  Address:  Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C.  Entered Military Academy from South Carolina.

James M. Kennedy, colonel, Medical Coprs, United States Army.  For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service as port surgeon, port of embarkation, Hoboken, J.J.  He has organized, provided, and administered with conspicuous efficiency all of the hospitals required for the accommodation of our troops going overseas from that port, as well as for the large number of our sick and wounded soldiers returning home.  Address: Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C.  Entered Military service from South Carolina.

Frank Parker, brigadier general, United States Army.  For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services.  He commanded, with marked distinction, the 18th United States Infantry.  Later, as a brigade commander, he exhibited qualities of rare leadership, superb courage, and unusual initiative.  Finally he commanded the 1st Division in the Argonne offensive in the autumn of 1918, where he showed himself to be a skilled leader of marked ability.  Address:  Care of The Adjutant general of the Army, Washington, D.C.  Entered Military Academy from South Carolina.

Robert C. Richardson, Jr., colonel, Cavalry, United States Army.  For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services.  He organized and conducted with great efficiency the important strategical and tactical liaison service of the 3d section, general staff, General Headquarters.  Amderican Expeditionary Forces.  During the Meuse-Argonne operations he gave proof of notable military attainments and untiring devotion to duty by the efficient manner in which he organized and administered the advanced General Headquarters, rendering services of distinciton to the American Expeditionary Forces.  Address:  Care of The Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D.C. Entered Military Academy from South Carolina.

Transcribed by Dena Whitesell

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